Formerly home of the Astor family, the National Trust's Cliveden has glorious gardens overlooking the Thames in Berkshire.
Follow in the footsteps of dukes, earls and royalty as you explore a series of gardens, each with their own special charm. From the formality of the Parterre with its vibrant floral displays to the quirky statuary and topiary in the Long Garden, the gardens will delight you in every season.
For younger visitors, the Storybook Play Den encourages imaginations to run wild as you play amongst wooden carvings of favourite storybook characters whilst the 500 metres of winding paths in the Cliveden Maze make it a challenge for all ages to find the centre.
The formal gardens give way to secluded glades, tree-lined avenues and picturesque riverside with miles of woodland walks to discover.
The house is now a luxury hotel but you can take a peek inside by joining a short guided tour on Thursday or Sunday afternoons from April to end of August (timed ticket required).